MAIS program design

MAIS Curriculum

General degree

The General degree option is a sustained investigation of factors that critically shape actions, procedures and outcomes. These factors provide foundations for knowledge and action in the public sphere. This degree option is well-suited for entry into or advancement along community relations, public agency management, community organizing, facilitation, consumer advocacy, policy and/or decision making, political action and governmental relations.

Community and Social Change degree

The Community and Social Change degree option focuses on the integration of theory and practice to achieve economic, racial, gender, and social justice through the transformation of local communities. This degree option offers students the knowledge and the development of strategies and skills to improve the lives of those who, historically, are most vulnerable and have been marginalized. This track is especially relevant for students looking to acquire practical skills that will help them become community leaders, policy analysts and/or social justice practitioners.

Non-Profit Management degree

The Non-Profit Management degree option integrates: theory and research regarding organizational development; analyzes the social, sultural, economic and creative foundations of cultural management and policy; introduces the history, philosophy, organization, administration and practice of museums; and provides an overview of the best practices, systems, and management principles underlying successful fundraising programs. This option requires students to develop a project during the internship. Students produce a demonstrable example of expertise and interest, such as a personnel manual, strategic plan or annual fund development plan.

CORE COURSES

GENERAL DEGREE

COMMUNITY & SOCIAL CHANGE OPTION

NON-PROFIT OPTION

Models of Critical Inquiry TIAS 501
(5 credits)
TIAS 501
(5 credits)
TIAS 501
(5 credits)
Culture & Public Problems TIAS 502 (5) TIAS 502 (5) TIAS 502 (5)
Evidence & Action TIAS 503 (5) TIAS 503 (5) TIAS 503 (5)
Values & Action TIAS 504 (5) TIAS 504 (5)
-OR-
400/500-level Social Theory
course (5)
TIAS 504 (5)

COURSES

     
Research & Writing TIAS 513 (5) TIAS 513 (5) TIAS 513 (5)
Methods course TSOC 560
Race, Class, Gender and Demographic Methods
(5)
-OR-
TSOC 570
Qualitative Methods
(5)
-OR-
Approved Methods Course
TSOC 560
Race, Class, Gender and Demographic Methods
(5)
-OR-
TSOC 570
Qualitative Methods
(5)
-OR-
Approved Methods Course
TNPRFT 551 Essentials Grant/Fundraising (5)

-AND-

TNPRFT 531 Community Orgs in the Non-Profit Sector (5)

-AND-
TNPRFT 532 Organizational Development (5)
-OR-
TNPRFT 548 Cultural Administration and Policy (5)
Capstone TIAS 505 (5) TIAS 505 (5) TNPRFT 557 (5)
Electives 10 credits 10 credits 5 credits
Thesis/Project TIAS 700 Thesis
-OR-
TIAS 601 Project Credits (10)
TIAS 700 Thesis
-OR-
TIAS 601 Project Credits (10)
TNPRFT 601 Internship (5)
TOTAL 55 credits 55 credits 55 credits